Wave Farm Newsroom

The Wave Farm Newsroom includes news about all sorts of radio waves from around the world. The page also archives Wave Farm's organizational monthly email announcements. The WGXC Newsroom features extensive daily community news specific to New York's Upper Hudson Valley region.

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Thursday

Mar

22

10:50 pm

Radio News: FCC votes to bypass environmental, historic reviews for 5G

Mar 22, 2018 10:50 pm • Tom Roe

Kelcee Griffis at Law360.com reports that many environmental and historic reviews won't be needed to approve the many cell phone antennae that must be hung to create the nation's 5G cell network, afte...

Wednesday

Mar

21

10:50 pm

Radio News: Million dollar pirate radio fines proposed

Mar 21, 2018 10:50 pm • Tom Roe

Radio World reports that some in Congress are writing up a bill with more harsh penalties for pirate radio operators. Leonard Lance, a Republican from New Jersey, and Paul Tonko, a Democrat from New Y...

Tuesday

Mar

20

10:50 pm

Radio News: British put brakes on digital radio switch

Mar 20, 2018 10:50 pm • Tom Roe

Gizmodo reports that while the British switched their television signals from analog to digital in 2012, the BBC is keeping analog FM Radio around "for the foreseeable future." Previously, the governm...

Monday

Mar

19

10:50 pm

Radio News: Court ruling allows some cell phone robocalls

Mar 19, 2018 10:50 pm • Tom Roe

Jon Brodkin reports for Ars Technica that a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit struck down part of an anti-robocall rule March 16. The judges ruled tha...

Sunday

Mar

18

10:50 pm

Radio News: Conservative company harvested Facebook data

Mar 18, 2018 10:50 pm • Tom Roe

Anyone who has been following the Cambridge Analytica story this week might want to consider their use of Facebook, specifically using apps that let users login through their Facebook accounts. Over 5...

Thursday

Mar

15

10:50 pm

Radio News: Despite FCC, states may be able to pass own net neutrality rules

Mar 15, 2018 10:50 pm • Tom Roe

TechDirt reports that when the Federal Communications Commission voted in December to rollback the net neutrality rules, and allow fast and slow lanes on the Internet, they specifically barred individ...

Wednesday

Mar

14

10:50 pm

Radio News: Raspberry Pi updated with latest model

Mar 14, 2018 10:50 pm • Tom Roe

Ars Technica reports that the Raspberry Pi Foundation has a new version of its modular computer platform with a lot of new features and the same low $35 price. The Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ will be even...

Tuesday

Mar

13

10:50 pm

Radio News: Company launches pirate satellites

Mar 13, 2018 10:50 pm • Tom Roe

IEEE Spectrum reports that on Jan. 12 the Indian space agency ISRO launched four “two-way satellite communications and data relay” devices from a Silicon Valley startup called Swarm Technologies, whic...

Monday

Mar

12

10:50 pm

Radio News: Lawsuits against FCC net neutrality repeal condensed into one

Mar 12, 2018 10:50 pm • Tom Roe

Ars Technica reports that the 12 lawsuits -- 33 if you count each state individually -- filed against the Federal Communications Commission's rollback of net neutrality have been combined into one on...

Sunday

Mar

11

10:50 pm

Radio News: North Korean defector says airwaves provide most outside news there

Mar 11, 2018 10:50 pm • Tom Roe

Asian Correspondent.com interviews Kim Hyeong Soo, who defected from North Korea in 2009. He explained that radio was virtually the only way he and others in North Korea knew anything about the outsid...

Thursday

Mar

08

10:50 pm

Radio News: Sinclair forces local stations to air political promotional ad

Mar 08, 2018 10:50 pm • Tom Roe

Brian Stelter reports for CNN that Sinclair Broadcasting continues to infect the local news programs of its stations with its conservative bent. Sinclair already owns the most local stations around th...

Wednesday

Mar

07

10:50 pm

Radio News: Republicans introduce net neutrality without the neutrality

Mar 07, 2018 10:50 pm • Tom Roe

Ars Technica reports Republicans in both houses of Congress have now introduced their fix for the Federal Communications Commission's rollback of net neutrality, the Open Internet Preservation Act. Bu...

Tuesday

Mar

06

10:50 pm

Radio News: Voting machines with remote-access software?

Mar 06, 2018 10:50 pm • Staff

Ars Technica reports that on March 6, U.S. Senator Ron Wyden, a Democrat from Oregon, sent a letter to one of the country's largest voting machine manufacturers, Election Systems & Software, asking ho...

Monday

Mar

05

10:50 pm

Radio News: FCC Chairman wants to change Internet subsidy for poor

Mar 05, 2018 10:50 pm • Tom Roe

Ars Technica reports Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai now has a policy proposal that both conservatives and liberals don't like, one that corporations and activists are against. In...

Sunday

Mar

04

10:50 pm

Radio News: Resolution in Congress would bring back net neutrality

Mar 04, 2018 10:50 pm • Staff

There is now a resolution of disapproval introduced in both houses of Congress, which would rollback the rollback of the Federal Communications Commission’s net neutrality rules. The Congressional Rev...

Thursday

Mar

01

10:50 pm

Radio News: Pai turns down award and gun from conservative group

Mar 01, 2018 10:50 pm • Tom Roe

Politico reports that on March 1 Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai turned down a National Rifle Association gun award he received at the Conservative Political Action Conference the...

Wednesday

Feb

28

10:50 pm

Radio News: Washington state passes its own net neutrality law

Feb 28, 2018 10:50 pm • Staff

Ars Technica reports that the Washington state legislature voted for a net neutrality law that the governor will sign, in defiance of the Federal Communications Commission. The new law applies to all...

Tuesday

Feb

27

10:50 pm

Radio News: FCC says town in Colorado is a pirate

Feb 27, 2018 10:50 pm • Staff

John Anderson reports at DIYMedia.net that the Federal Communications Commission has taken 23 enforcement actions against pirate radio stations so far in 2018, compared to 20 2017, and 27 in 2016. Str...

Monday

Feb

26

10:50 pm

Radio News: FCC to open up top of the band above 95 GHz

Feb 26, 2018 10:50 pm • Staff

The Communications Law blog reports that the Federal Communications Commission issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Order to issue licenses for frequencies above 95 GHz. Not megahertz, like the...

Sunday

Feb

25

10:50 pm

Radio News: Public radio stations to reopen Gothamist websites

Feb 25, 2018 10:50 pm • Staff

Last year the websites Gothamist, LAist, and DCist unionized, and, almost immediately, their owner Joe Ricketts decided to shut them down. Now the news websites are getting a second life, as the publi...